If you can't say anything nice (or know someone who fits that description), read this column! The lexicon of beastliness is as sweet as the boors themselves are bitter. Continue reading...
Here at Vocabulary.com, there's nothing we enjoy more than when kids gets fired up about vocabulary improvement. As you'll see in this video, that's exactly what happens when students compete in a Vocabulary Jam. Continue reading...
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You're familiar with canine and feline, but there's a marvelous menagerie of animal adjectives (Anserine! Piscine! Vulpine!) that we don't want to wind up on the endangered vocab list and disappear forever. So do your part: learn them and use them, either literally or metaphorically. Continue reading...
These days we need all the levity, lunar or otherwise, that we can get. This lexical lunacy is a flimsy excuse for me to write about my favorite type of word: the reduplication. From ack-ack to zip-zap, reduplicative words are silly, childish, catchy, animalistic, nonsensical, and awesome. Continue reading...
These chaos-describing words have, for the most part, a violent pedigree. Today's "ruckus" was likely a deadly event in the days of yore. We dive into a disorderly group of words that are appropriate for discussing both petty and primordial pandemonium. Continue reading...
We like the idea of giving someone another shot so much that we thought we'd explore the language of getting things right. Continue reading...
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